Friday, September 25, 2009

more abandoned gas station and beautiful girls!

With everything going on, I did NOT want to leave out some more pics of these gorgeous girls! What an ideal place, and such a fun opportunity! Thanks again Michelle!

Miss J

Miss B

My group jump shot was trumped by Michelle's.... so here's my fav group shot!
Thanks girls it was so much fun!!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

the blog and my photography journey gets an overhaul!

Many of you know I have been extremely hard at work. I wanted to brand myself, and wanted to get a business set up. Up until now only a few of you knew what was going on, and how stressed out I have been. From choosing a name, to a logo, which website to go with, the list has been endless. I am not finished.... but am confident I am far enough along to start getting the word out.

as you can tell by the gigantic blog header - my new name is Photolicious Photography. My friend 'V' came up with the name the INSTANT I told her I was trying to figure one out that fit me. She did it. Came up with a perfect one. Lucky for me this one's domain was free :) So I then moved on to getting my business registered, buying my domain, getting a logo made, and setting up a website. THAT took forever! And while it is still not done - I am confident is shows the real me. Who I am. and why I do what I do.

Next up business cards and some pamphlets. As I have had numerous requests for both, I will let everyone know when I have them!

I thank all my friends that let me freak out a little (or a lot) over all this business stuff. It has been a long road, and to think I'm not even done! I have learned more than I ever thought I would about this internet world we live in, and am not sure I like that or not yet ;) It is trickier than one would think!!! Thanks to you all for helping me make my decisions, voicing your opinions, and trusting the photos of you and your children to me!

So here we go.... go and check out this link......

make sure you check out the specials tab - I'm extending current pricing until October 19. PERFECT time for fall photos.... it's beautiful out there!

Also... I am developing a new facebook fan page. If you want to be a fan.... go to

Here is one.... the beauty of fall in the country!! LOVE this spot!

Monday, September 14, 2009

girl's day take two......

I had the pleasure of going to a shoot with my friend Michelle. You can see her work at She had lined up a shoot with 5 beautiful girls at an abandoned gas station and we had so much fun!!! Thanks Michelle for the invite!!

Here is a very very early sneak peek - I couldn't wait!

Friday, September 4, 2009

picture overload..... my cute kids!

The journey. How I have to remember that this is a journey. I wish it could just happen overnight.
I stress over everything! I want everyone's pics to be the absolute BEST I can take and make them. I am trying to work out the business end of things. I worry I will never be as good as I hope. As good as others around me. That I will NEVER be able to make a living of this.
Then. I take a moment and work on some pics of my kids. Then. I remember. The reason I am doing this is because I LOVE it. I love seeing a great picture. I love artistic editing. I love it. Taking a moment to work on pics of my own kids remind me - this is what I want to give others.
It is hard sometimes to avoid getting wrapped up in the gear I want, the props I want, comparing myself to others. But I sit back now and think... I just want to be the absolute best I can be. There is a reason I am up all night working on the computer, reading 10 lb books, and taking thousands of pics - even though my kids are sick of it. Because I want to give art to people. And I want it to be great.

I went to Strathmore to visit grandma with the kids and had so much fun. These pictures made me smile. These pictures remind me that doing this is FUN!!!!!!

I LOVE this picture. It is one of my favorites I have ever taken of her.

She was soooooo tired!!!

I keep trying to get one of the three of them together looking and smiling....... yes it's craziness lol

Thursday, September 3, 2009

my son cracks me up.....

He really is hilarious. When I first got the pettiskirts in, he wanted to know if they sold boy ones. LOL. He thought they were just AWESOME for dancing in. Every time we turned around he was in one. He would go SEARCHING for them to put one on. Completely funny!!! When I finally asked him why he did it - he told me it was because he knew it would make us laugh. Awwwwwwwww.
Then it got really funny - he added wings to the mix. I had bought them for Kade. Who wanted none of it. But he did!!!!
Then he dragged his cousin into his weird love of the skirts. He jumped right in and they ran around the house in the skirts... with his cousin crying cause he wanted to wear wings too. Seriously... you can't make this stuff up!

Then he went through this phase. Once he was put to bed, he would get up, go and get some clothing of Kades and put it on over his jammies. I could not help but really laugh out loud... then call Dion and get my camera. This is the stuff weddings are MADE of. and could possibly be some good blackmail material.

the skirt....

the shirt......

His latest adventure is latex gloves. He found them the other night and HAD to wear a pair to bed. Seriously... after taking this pic I took them off and they were full of water. GROSSNESS. he then proceeded to wear them all day - even to a friends house for a playdate. They have all mysteriously disappeared now. I'm just wondering what was worse... putting latex gloves on hot sweaty little hands a gazillion times a day or answering the question - when are you getting me more gloves mom?




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Thanks for visiting! My name is Kathy and I am a mother of two and raising them with the love of my life. I have just embarked upon an amazing journey - a photography business in Calgary AB. Always learning, practicing and enjoying every part!